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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2003
ISBN: 0-7432-4798-1
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Genre: Nonfiction / Self - Help / Health / Body / Mind / Relationships
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: David Leonhardt
Reviewer Notes: The reviewer is David Leonhardt, author of Climb your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness.

Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men
By Regina Thomashauer 

     (Before I go any further, let me just state for the record that I do not admit actually reading this book. Mama Gena makes it clear that it is not for men to read. Her second warning, for instance, is: "If you are a man, shut this book instantly." So if anybody asks you, please insist that I did not read it.)

     Okay, ladies, this is aerobics for life. Don't worry, you won't have to lift a knee, but your blood will start pumping as you read this. Regina Thomashauer, a.k.a. Mama Gena, starts by stretching the ideas most women have about men and relationships. Then she gets readers whipped up into a heart-pounding frenzy with her forcibly outrageous, uber-hyped motivational style. For two-thirds of the book, she settles into a steady upbeat motivational style, then cools readers down at the end.

     Mama Gena offers an interesting three-part thesis. First, that women deserve pleasure, that they deserve to be pampered, that deserve to have fun, that they deserve enjoying sex, that they deserve feeling wonderful. Second, that men want to bring pleasure to women in any way they can. "Men live to serve us." Third, that men simply do not know what women want and that women can train their men to give them exactly what they want. This book is lively. It is motivating. It is fun.

     Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men is full of interactive relationship and dating exercises for the women she calls Sister Goddesses. She urges women to speak up and ask for what they want. Come on, lift those desires, get them moving. Hup! Hup! This is relationship aerobics.

     All in all, a wonderful book, considering that I do not admit reading it.

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